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Zetta.net introduces cloud backup migration for Symantec Backup Exec

Zetta.net introduces cloud backup migration for Symantec Backup Exec

Zetta, enterprise-grade cloud backup and disaster recovery solution provider for small and mid-size enterprises, and MSPs, is introducing up to 6 months of free cloud backup services for Symantec Backup Exec. cloud customers impacted by the pending shutdown. With this offering, Zetta is providing up to 6 months free enterprise-grade cloud backup, along with 20% discount on an annual cloud backup contract. “Symantec Backup Exec and Backup Exec.Cloud customers have endured one jarring surprise after another,” said Zetta.net VP of Marketing Gary Sevounts. “First Backup Exec 2012 was released to universally negative reviews, then patches were released that didn’t provide support... more »
Wearable Tech to soar in 2018 : Thanks smart bras + Bluetooth smart chips

Wearable Tech to soar in 2018 : Thanks smart bras + Bluetooth smart chips

A recent study by Juniper predicts that wearable gadgets will hit 130 million by 2018.  This means more manufacturers will be focusing on wearable products, each with the aim of gaining consumer appeal for these branded devices. It’s not hard to fathom that big name manufacturers will be interested in the wearable tech industry, as Nike has already proven the lucrative market potential with its Fuel Band, and even Sony hoped to benefit from being a first mover in the smartwatch market with the release of its SmartWatch. This week's Wearable Tech roundup features the latest wearable tech from big brands, including Microsoft’s smart... more »
SkyJacking Amazon's drones : Here's how it could go down

SkyJacking Amazon's drones : Here's how it could go down

When Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the company's octocopters, the drones set to revolutionize the concept of package delivery, many were awed, some in disbelief, while others began dreaming of ways to pwn them. The simplest way of stealing Amazon's packages might be to just shoot down the drones - it would certainly be effective, but doing so might be a bit noisy, and there's always the chance that those delicate goods could end up getting damaged. What's needed is a more creative method... Which is why security researcher Samy Kamkar has developed a system to hijack drones instead.  His system requires... more »
UP-START Cloud Award finalists

UP-START Cloud Award finalists

The UP conference took place this week in Santa Clara, CA. The conference focuses on cloud technology and how scientists, developers, executives, researchers, engineers, and IT managers can use the technology within their computational and business challenges. The conference also announces an award series called the UP-START cloud awards, founded in 2010 by Cloudcor, Inc. They are given out to recognize certain extraordinary achievements within the cloud industry and then announced to the business and technology community. The awards are voted on by participants at the heart of the cloud community, including Cloudcor’s significant LinkedIn cloud user group, comprising 250,000+... more »
Quip launches Android app with exclusive features : Hands-on Review

Quip launches Android app with exclusive features : Hands-on Review

As far as word processors are concerned, the most prominent application in the industry has to be Microsoft Word. People create and edit documents, save documents for future consideration, and regularly email documents to share with others. What if there was a way to do all that within one interface? That’s what Quip is all about. Quip is a word processor founded by two former Googlers Bret Taylor and Kevin Gibbs. Bringing creative minds associated with Google Maps and Facebook to word processing has created a new, functional way of looking at a task many do daily. READ MORE : Bret... more »
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Your guide to HP Discover Barcelona : December 10, 2013

HP Discover 2013 - Barcelona kicks off next week, starting December 10, 2013. It will run until December 12th at the Fira Barcelona GranVia in Barcelona, Spain.  SiliconANGLE will be there, live-streaming exclusive interviews and providing analysis throughout the event.  Watch our live broadcast on theCUBE, at SiliconANGLE.tv. This year the conference will feature hundreds of sessions focused on the hottest topics in the industry today including Big Data, converged cloud, mobility, security, and risk management. About the event   This year’s main stage speakers from HP will include Meg Whitman, CEO and President; George Kadifa, Software EVP; Mike Nefkens, Enterprise Services EVP; Bill Veghte, Enterprise Group EVP and GM; and Dion... more »
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Spinoff startup Trufa raises $4.5M for real-time analytics

Trufa, the newest player on the Big Data scene, announced this week that it has received $4.5 million in Series C funding from prominent venture capital firm Accel Partners. Enterprise software veterans Paul Wahl and Alex Ott are joining the company’s board. Freshly spun off from VMS, a Walldorf, Germany-based provider of SAP outsourcing services, Trufa focuses on helping enterprises tap operational data trapped in traditional ERP systems. The startup leverages the HANA in-memory database to develop highly visualized mobile applications that enable users to correlate that information with financial metrics and measure how their actions impact the bottom line. More... more »
Drones that hack drones

Drones that hack drones

This may shock some of you and others maybe not so much. There are hackers out there that love to experiment with drones. Thankfully the ones we know about are good guys. When they find some weakness or pull off a big hack, they let the public know and the parties that actually use the drones know. Usually it’s the opposite order. Serial hacker Samy Kamkar turned up in an Arstechnica article yesterday with a pretty interesting hack. He’s put together a system of hardware and software that can be put together to build a drone. From there, that drone finds... more »
Dell refreshes converged management platform

Dell refreshes converged management platform

Hardware juggernaut Dell is upping the ante on data center management with a new release of Active Systems Manager. The update marks the latest milestone in the company’s effort to cement its foothold in the converged infrastructure space, a fast growing market fueled by increasing demand for simplicity and sustainable scalability. Originally introduced in October 2012, Active Systems Manager enables admins to provision hardware and software from different vendors through a single console. The software includes preconfigured templates for automating repetitive operational tasks such as resource allocation and VM decommissioning. Version 7.5 of the platform streamlines deployment and features an “enhanced user... more »
HP embraces freemium model amidst global streamlining effort

HP embraces freemium model amidst global streamlining effort

As CEO Meg Whitman closes in on enterprise services, Hewlett-Packard is venturing beyond familiar ground in pursuit of new revenue opportunities. On Tuesday the company pulled the curtains back on Propel, a new freemium cloud offering designed to make IT resources more accessible to end-users. Propel is a cross-platform ITSM solution that can deliver services “with greater speed, flexibility, responsiveness and efficiency” than traditional alternatives, according to HP. The free edition features a Knowledge Management tool, a standard cloud catalog and an IT news feed. The premium version expands these features and adds “advanced authentication methods” such as single sign-on, as... more »

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- David Floyer

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- George Gilbert

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